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with your calls. a statement here from bill clinton. lost one of its most important leaders. - our maura, illinois is next. i actually had a chance to see nelson mandela when i was a student in south africa. , around 1994. he came to the council where i was. he was an ordinary guy. all theking around campuses in south africa. just for the students to have a good [indiscernible] >> thank you for your call. , they raise post their fist upon his release from prison after 27 years. that is from 1990. caller: hello. i want to give my condolences. host: make sure you mute your set. caller: i would like to give my condolences to his family and the people of africa. today was a tragic day. they lost an important man. i really wish in the united states school districts, they would teach more about him. there is a lot of people that they don't know what he has done for the country. they are not up on the things that he has provided for africa. they know that he has passed away. host: we appreciate your call. the last word here. your thoughts on nelson mandela. caller: mr. mandela was a man of pea
is bill clinton going to do to meet with the russian leader? we got economic problems at home. i also knew i needed his cooperation to keep from gumming up the works in bosnia because of the historic ties of the russians to the serbs. so we did that. you heard all this before, but america was basically supposed to stop this awful violence in bosnia. miraculously acting on its own in a place where europe was heavily involved only european soldiers were on the ground, there were no american soldiers on the ground. we were supposed to somehow go in and fix it and do it without losing a single american life, without telling a single innocent bystander and if possible without telling anybody on the other side. in an environment where our european friends were pushing a peace plan that all of us thought had no chance in the world to succeed, but made us feel like they didn't want to do. we had a policy, we wanted to lift the arms embargo on the bosnians because the bosnian muslims could not get arms and the serbs have all the arms they needed courtesy of slobodan milosevic in serbia and we wante
's, it's a few minutes ago, we will show you those as well. cspanchat.ag is # bill clinton tweets i will never forget my friend madiba, the colloquial casual name for resident mandela, and a look the president has included in that suite. who tweets, a look at the apollo theater, the marquis, honors nelson mandela tonight. here's the front page of "the new york times" -- john mccain from arizona tweets rest in peace, nelson mandela, whose courage and character inspired south africa and the world. let's hear from you. greg from new york city. caller: hello. to seehe privilege nelson mandela at a harvard university -- he was given an honorary degree in 1998, and i was so moved to hear his speech. and i'm -- my heart goes out to his family today. thank you very much. host: we hope to bring you to the 1998 congressional gold medal ceremony honoring nelson mandela. from colorado springs, good evening. caller: good evening to you. i had the privilege of seeing him on his tour in africa when he was released in 1990. and hisrate his life legacy and benchmark and a father figure to the regio
, and at that ceremony, president bill clinton spoke about betty ford's legacy and her work with helping people with alcohol and drug addiction after she left the white house, and we'll close with that. >> perhaps no first lady in our history with the possible exception of elenor roosevelt touched some -- so many of us in such a personal way. because i lost my mother to breast cancer, betty ford is a heroine to me. because my family was victimized by alcoholism, and i know what it's like to see good, fine people stare into the abyss of their own personal dispair. i will be forever grateful for the betty ford clinic and for the millions of other people whose lives have literally been turned around and often saved, may not have gone to that clinic, but went somewhere because she showed them it was not wrong. for a good person and a strong person to be imperfect and ask for help. you gave us a gift, and we thank you. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> president obama said the fight with hiv/aids is far from over. he spoke after world aids day, observed each year on december 1st. the president was joined by
at the event, madeleine albright who served under bill clinton. they talked about the recent passing of former south african president nelson mandela. this is 25 minutes. [applause] >> thank you very much. please. thank you. thank you for your kind words and thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. here to celebrate those that dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remiss if we did not toak as a little while ago honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes. ansident mandela was activist, a prisoner of conscience and a political leader. he was, above all, a teacher. he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater than the power and differences of race and nationality. his presence on this earth will be sorely missed, but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. this has become a very special event. part of what tom talked about, and it is with sadness that he has passed from this world. we have come together because of this extraordinary trailblazer, from san mateo to washington, to budapest. tom was in all of his family. and w
as secretary of state under bill clinton. they talked about the recent passing of south african mandela. nelson this is 25 minutes. >> thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. please, thank you. you. your kindto mica for words and good morning. thank you to all of you. i'm thrilled to be here. are here to celebrate those who have dedicated their lives rights movement and we would be remiss if we did not speak as to mica did a little while ago to honor the passing movement'she greatest heros nelson mandela. he was an activist, a prisoner conscious, a statesman and above all a teacher and he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater than the power of hate and the differences of race and matter less than our shared humanity. his presence on this earth will but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. in fact become a event as part of what tom talked about an awful lot. it is a sadness ma nelson thisla has passed from world but it is very much the tame kind of story that tom lantos talked about so much. we come together because of that blazer.ina
w. bush was already on the plane. bill clinton is traveling separately from rio de janeiro where he was attending a global initiative event. also plan to join. george a chevy bush is the only living president who will not .ttend he is no longer able to travel long distances. president obama spoke over the weekend about u.s. relations with israel. it is a form marked by the brookings institute. centersterviewed by the founder. this is about 50 minutes. hello! [applause] >> how are you doing? >> i'm good. hello, everybody. >> one of your staffers said you are in a great mood this afternoon, so -- >> i am. >> we're doubly blessed here. so that's terrific. i'd like to thank you very much for being here today, mr. president. the forum, and i personally, are honored to have you join us in this conversation. and i am personally honored that you insisted that i have this conversation with you, even though i never set foot for any conversation for 10 years. so thank you. i'm very honored. shall we start with iran? >> we should. >> okay, good. [laughter] mr. president, polls indicate that 77%
wife. former president bill clinton is traveling separately from rio de jimmyo. former president carter also plans to attend. president h w bush is the only former president not attending. he is no longer able to travel. upset with the president. they covered my mental health for the first few meetings i had. walking in the and a woman was among the press people. "no one ever covers my meetings." she said "it is just not a sexy issue." tour the country. we passed the mental health systems act of 1980. then as jimmy says, he was on build -- involuntarily retired from the white house. carter, lady rosalynn tonight at 9:00 eastern live on c-span and c-span3. also c-span radio and www.c- span.org. >> remarks now from israeli foreign minister avigdor lieberman. he comments on the current is really palestinian peace talks, the u.s. role in the process. the foreign minister was interviewed friday by washington post reporter david ignatius at a forum hosted by the brookings institution. this is about an hour. [applause] >> so, foreign minister is really your welcome back to washington event. yo
as well, and the negotiations went well. they went so well that bill clinton had to decide and fli ia coin at the end this presidency whether going to go to north korea or if he was going to try to finalize an arab-israeli peace agreement he and he decided for the arab-israeli peace agreement. wrong choice. he probably could have gotten the north korean agreement. george w. bush came in. colin powell wanted to pick up where clinton left off. he had his hat handed to him. he was humiliated for making that statement. john bolton who was in charge of nonproliferation, state department, went about leaking information that the north koreans might have a secret program to enrich uranium and there was a confrontation in 2002, and low and behold the north koreans admitted they were indeed investigating and richmond and the whole deal fell apart. the north koreans left v. npt, building reactor and tested weapons. there were other agreements wert were reached with the north koreans. in 2005 there was an agreement that was reached with the north koreans that broke and this is certainly true. the natu
. the president i cover closest bill clinton. but all the recent presidents is degree of personal connection that a president feels and when there's that personal connection, there's the possibility of a relationship that is more like a west wing relationship rather than a cab -- cabinet. tim geithner had a rough time at the start of his term as treasury secretary. but by the end he developed a relationship where i think obama relied on him. and he disrespect a sense that he was the treasury secretary. sort of bold -- you know capital p capital s. he was dealing with tim. my guy who i trust. who i like and respect. and who was in the west wing constantly. probably as much as he was over across the street at the treasury. and other people, i think haven't had that relationship. i'll tell you there's a couple of books i think are going to be interesting when they come out. secretary gates is writing his memoir. what is he going say about the question his relationship with obama? leon panetta what is he going say about thi
foundation. also speakingion madeleine all served as secretary of state under bill clinton. they talked about the recent passing of south african mandela. nelson this is 25 minutes. >> thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. please, thank you. you.
, then think it's terrific when piers morgan as bill clinton would make a better president, your wife or your daughter? okay. so i think the bush name, the bush brand is rehabilitating, has rehabilitated and will continue to rehabilitate for some reason. first of all, because george w. doesn't get involved in politics. he will not be dragged into any political controversial issue no matter what. anytime you hear or see the guy he is helping a wounded warrior or he is helping some child with malaria in africa. i think as george herbert walker bush's health becomes more frail, people remember what a good guy he was. youngest navy pilot of his generation, a member of the greatest generation. and i think communism is going to be issues with it. there's only going to be issues with it. people are going to ask should we have three of the same them in the white house. but i tend to think that the contrast, the compare and contrast between jeb and his brother, and his father to a lesser extent, but actually benefit jeb. a lot of people don't know jeb bush, and so when you hear jeb bush, his level of
of icons and maybe always will be. president bill clinton, who has such a wonderful with words, said this: every time nelson mandela walks into a room, we all feel a little bigger. we all want to stand up, we all want to cheer, because we'd like to be him, like him on our best day. sadly, nelson mandela won't with walking into our rooms ever again, but we can all still strive to be like him on our best days. for as he said in one of his memorable proverbs, what counters in life is not -- counts in life is not the mere fact that we've lived, it is the difference we've made to the lives of others. >> here, here. >> mr. alistair byrd. >> thank you, mr. speaker. it's a real privilege to to follow the right honorable gentleman. he speaks with an authenticity that few others could have in these circumstances. and it must be the case the vindication of history sits comfortably on his shoulders and all those in the anti-apartheid movement, and he is entitled to his day today, and he's spoken so well of the things that matter so much to him and to so many of us. i remember as a small boy writing -
and the secretary of state at the time, hillary clinton. that will be something that she'll have to explain probably repeatedly if she tries to take office. r >> bill, again, brings up this issue of legacy. oscar writes in on twitter. effectively talk legacy midway through his presidency. emember ronald reagan, iran-contra. or do we forget already. >> i think it's fair. begins the white house to look at its own legacy. to look i nt starts had and count years and months. is he most remembered for. t's on the white house's mind in particular. i think oscar raises a good point. we can't sum up his legacy yet, certainly. it's important to be mindful of sees y that the president his remaining time in office and achieve. ost wants to >> your colleague, dan balls and talkinge from yesterday about this exact subject talking would hat the president cite for the -- what's kept him from advancing some of the goals advance.ought to he notes that the president ould site republican obstructionism as a cause. past year s both the and during his first term. how much is that issue of to be a onism going part of this
worked for the bill and melinda gates foundation. she worked for the walmart foundation. and she knows government. few people of the that was in the clinton administration for every day, so eight years. [applause] jobs there, including deputy chief of staff to the president. she traveled around the world with him. she was also at treasury. you were traveling with president clinton, you accidentally ran a half marathon. how do you do that? it was during one of the trips. trying to work in exercise was a difficult thing. i decided to go out for a run. i thought i could go out for a run. we were in the countryside in england. it was not marked paths. i ended up going out on some country road and i got lost. i kept looking at my watch because i knew i had to be back for a meeting. >> the motorcade does not wait for you. wait. it does not i kept running and try to flag down cars to figure out where i needed to go. that is the longest i ever run. it was unintentional. it was not an intentional diff dense -- distance, i like shorter runs. i guess we should get down to business. while we are t
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